Domain Pond Park
Quarry Road, Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut


Saw Mill River Parkway north to its end at mile marker 29; get onto US 684 north; drive about 11 miles to mile marker 28 for exit 9E for US 84 west; drive around 10 miles to get off at exit 7 for Route 7 extension north; drive to the end of this Route 7 extension to make a right turn onto Route 7 north (Federal Road).

Drive north for about 1.5 miles (passing Laurel Hill Cemetery and then N. Mountain Road on the left) to a left turn onto an unmarked road (Laurel Hill Road); if you reach Production Road on the left, you have gone too far; drive 0.1 of a mile to make a right turn onto Quarry Road; drive 0.1 of a mile and turn left into the park by the pond. 


Iroquois Pipeline's Land Preservation and Enhancement Program


benches and picnic table


8/10/2005.  Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I parked near the pond by the wood's edge.  This is a very small pond and total area.  The pond is hemmed in by hills on the left side, a business on the far side of the pond, and state owned land (No Trespassing) on the right side and in back.  There is a small marsh off to the right with some interesting plants.  The visit did not take long.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

* =  plant(s) blooming on date of field trip, 8/10/2005

Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Catalpa sp. (catalpa)
Gleditsia triacanthos (honey locust)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Populus deltoides (cottonwood)
Quercus velutina (black oak)
Salix sp. (willow)
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock) 
Ulmus americana (American elm)

Shrubs and Subshrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Cornus alternifolia (alternate-leaved dogwood)
Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)
Corylus sp. (hazel)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)
Forsythia sp. (golden bells)
Ilex verticillata (winterberry holly)
Ligustrum sp. (privet)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis labrusca (fox grape)
Vitis riparia (riverbank grape)

Acalypha sp. (three-seeded mercury)
Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)  
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)     *
Amphicarpaea bracteata (hog peanut)
Apocynum sp. (dogbane)
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
Boehmeria cylindrica (false nettle)  
Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed)     *
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)     *
Desmodium canadense (showy tick trefoil)     *
Dianthus armeria (Deptford pink)     *
Epipactis helleborine (helleborine orchid)
Erigeron annuus (daisy fleabane)       *
Euthamia graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)
Galium spp. (bedstraw)
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed)         *
Lycopus sp. (bugleweed)     *
Lysimachia nummularia (moneywort)
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)      *
Melilotus alba (white sweet clover)     *
Monarda punctata (horsemint)
Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)     *
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel)     *
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)     *
Plantago major (common plantain)
Polygonum arifolium (halberd-leaved tick trefoil)     
Prunella vulgaris (self-heal)    
Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet)     *
Scutellaria lateriflora (mad-dog skullcap)     *
Silene latifolia (white campion)     *
Solidago juncea (early goldenrod)     *
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Trifolium pratense (red clover)    *
Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)

Juncus effusus (soft rush)
Juncus tenuis (path rush)

Carex lurida (sallow sedge)
Cyperus strigosus (umbrella sedge)
Scirpus cyperinus (woolly grass bulrush)

Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Glyceria sp. (mannagrass)
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)
Poa annua (annual bluegrass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)
Equisetum hyemale (scouring rush)
Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Osmunda cinnamomea (cinnamon fern)
Osmunda regalis (royal fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)
Thelypteris palustris (marsh fern)


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